Gold Rush

Outstanding sipping for a temperate afternoon!

We’ve got a totally lovely sipper for you this month. It’s new take on a sorta-new cocktail that’s a variation on a not-at-all-new cocktail from the days of Prohibition.

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The Gold Rush has almost no history, but sips like it's been around forever. According to most accounts the Gold Rush was invented in a Manhattan bar around 2000, as a wiskey based variation of a Bees Knees, which has been around forever – or at least since Prohibition.

The Bees Knees involves gin, lemon and diluted honey. The original Gold Rush substituted bourbon for the gin. Our Gold Rush substitutes Domaine de Canton (we’ve used this before) for the honey. 

Sweet bourbon, tangy ginger and sour lemon – all in one glass. An utterly divine mash-up!

Gold Rush - the Kate David Homes version

  • 1 1/2 ounce Domaine de Canton (ginger liqueur)
  • 1 ounce Bourbon (I used Belle Meade, but whatever you have on the shelf will be fine.)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

A lovely color – especially if you throw in a brandied cherry like I do – and a surprisingly complex flavor! Shake with ice until your fingers hurt and strain into a cocktail glass.